(CNN) — We have talks about talks on Syria but no answer to the main question: Will the United States launch a military attack?

Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart announced Friday that while negotiating a solution to the crisis over Syria’s chemical weapons, they also would try to restart parallel talks on the broader issue of ending the Syrian civil war.

The mind-numbing prospect of yet another round of negotiations in the next few weeks signaled a potentially bigger endgame for the United States and Russia in the hastily arranged meeting they began on Thursday in Geneva and continued Friday.

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